CoryDoors – Yamato – #ThursdayDoors

I’m back to my old tricks of posting about any old thing and squeezing a kinda sorta door into it. This time it’s the Yamato Japanese Steakhouse that just moved into town. I mean — A JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE!! IN HICKSVILLE!!! I’m tellin’ you what: If we get any more cultured, we’ll all have to change our names to Pearl.

Doesn’t look too promising.

yamatoOoo, but prettyyy!

yamatoinsideHighly visible and very large fire extinguisher: a good sign, or a bad sign?

yamotogrillLet’s get a closer look at that hanging over the DOORWAY to the necessary facilities. Because cats.

yamatocatsAh, a door, at last! Kinda sorta.

yamatogateAnd food. This is a Bento lunch. A Bento box is a box or dish with compartments so your one food won’t touch your other food. Apparently, Japanese folks are as picky as American folks.

That’s California sushi rolls, fried rice, a spring role, teriyaki steak and veg, miso soup, and a salad, with an appetizer of fried dumplings, because you can never have too much grease and starch. The pink and green thing in the little compartment in the center of the box is ginger and wasabi. Ick.

yamatobentoI’ve been to this place three times now, and the food was stellar every time. The outside door is still boring, alas.

Oh! And on the way home! This!

craneWhat’s a visit to a Japanese restaurant, without a crane? Right? Right?

This has been a pitiful shadow of the magnificent Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Visit his blog, look at his marvelous pictures, and click on the little blue froggie link to see some REAL Thursday Doors posts.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Something is behind a door that is not what the door would lead one to assume from its appearance.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “CoryDoors – Yamato – #ThursdayDoors

  1. Jane

    October 6, 2016 at 9:38am

    Remember our epic visit to Benihana’s on my 30th birthday? You guys got caught in the Derby Day traffic, and I waited for you at the bar. I got carded, and the bartender gave me free drinks the rest of the evening. Yum.
    The food was good, too!

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      Marian Allen

      October 6, 2016 at 10:18am

      YES! And so was the floor show. Juggling the salt and pepper mills. Tossing food into diners’ mouths. You were amazing. 😉 😀

  2. janet

    October 6, 2016 at 9:38am

    Just an interesting aside about bento boxes. “Bento” means “box” in Japanese, so when we say bento box, we’re really saying “box box.” I gleaned this gem from our younger daughter, who took Japanese lessons for a long time.


    • janet

      October 6, 2016 at 9:42am

      BTW, I’d hit “Like”, but it refuses to load. So consider yourself “Like”ed.


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        Marian Allen

        October 6, 2016 at 10:20am

        Janet, I don’t know WHAT goes with my Like button sometimes! I don’t change any settings, but it goes and comes, goes and comes. Maybe it’s on Slow Blink or something….

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      Marian Allen

      October 6, 2016 at 10:19am

      Ah! Funny! Like the always-to-be-treasured time a waitress asked me if I wanted my mashed potatoes with the au jus gravy of the day du jour.

  3. Norm 2.0

    October 6, 2016 at 2:21pm

    Yeah that kinda fancy pants dining ain’t fer everyone.
    Reminds me of when we took my Mom to Benihana’s once for her birthday. She didn’t like the ‘cook showing off’ so much, and the food wasn’t ‘Chinese enough’ 😀

  4. Joey

    October 6, 2016 at 6:23pm

    LIKE again.

    I do so love a good Japanese meal 🙂 The cats are a nice touch and I think the big, visible fire extinguisher is a plus!

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      October 7, 2016 at 8:29am

      The fire extinguisher worried me and comforted me at the same time, Joey. 🙂

  5. Jean Reinhardt

    October 7, 2016 at 3:55am

    Looks a lovely place to eat. I too would have ‘liked’ your post if the button worked, so you’ll just have to take my word for it, lol. 🙂

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      October 7, 2016 at 8:30am

      Thanks for the Like, Jean. I hope that silly thing heals itself pretty soon!

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